Go Wild! Lundrigan’s Marsh Clean up and Flower Planting

Posted on behalf of Northeast Avalon ACAP

June 7th, 11am-pm

Join Northeast Avalon ACAP (NAACAP) for a Community Clean-up and Flower Planting at Lundrigan’s Marsh. Lundrigan’s Marsh is a unique 32 hectare cattail marsh, known for sightings of unusual birds and a vital part of the Virginia River System.

Meet at the Lookout, 335 East White Hills Road between 11am – 1pm June 7th. Volunteers are welcome to plant native and pollinator friendly flowers while cleaning up around the marsh. Our goal is to plant 200 flowers and remove 200 kg of waste from the environment! Refreshments and supplies will be provided by Northeast Avalon ACAP.

Earth Day Fair Registration

NLEN is happy to co-host the Suncor Fluvarium Earth Day Fair – Sunday April 22, 2018 12 noon – 4:30pm and we want your organization to be part of it!  

NEW: Register quickly online here: https://goo.gl/forms/EKrnzlktMIwu3JSU2

Each year hundreds of families come through the event, and leave with a better understanding of all the environmental initiatives that are taking place.   This year we’re featuring a Mend-It Café, encouraging people to fix their cloths instead of trashing it, try some up-cycling and help out with a quilting service project!

As usual the event is free to the public or by donation. Environmental Non-Profit Organizations are welcome to set up a booth; For-Profit organizations are charged a fee of $25-50 (depending on what they can afford to pay). Sales or collections of any kind are not permitted during the fair; organizations are welcome to collect names for follow up and are welcome to have free draws at their booth.

 Please see the questions below and let us know if you are participating.

The format will be similar to previous years with door prizes to be won (hopefully provided by some of your organizations) and a wide variety of Environmental Organizations represented sharing ideas for how to live gentler on the earth! The more hands-on activities the better and the more real data about why all of this is important would be great!

So … Are you in?? Here is what we need from you …

1)       Will you be attending (or not)? I need an organization name and as soon as possible and a contact name for further communications about the event.

2)       Do you have something you can donate as a giveaway to all or many participants at the door (something functional)?

3)       Do you have something that we can use as door prizes (something to help people take the next step)?

4)       Spread the Word! Join the Facebook Event! Share this information with other organizations or send me contact information that I can follow up with for other organizations that should have a booth!

The Mend-It Café was well received last year as a way to help participants keep good clothes out of the land fill, or at least think a little more about it! Imagine, volunteers with sewing machines and button attachment know-how and other such clothing repair skills sharing their machines and abilities with others – it was lovely!  We will be looking for volunteers with know-how around some basic clothing repair. If you know anyone who can help with: sewing, buttons, fixing zippers, hemming … please share! This year we will also be working as a community to build a quilt to be donated to the Veterans Pavilion.

A little more information about the fair:

– Depending on how many people join us, each booth will have between 3-6ft of table space (assuming that some organizations may have to share a banquet table).  If you have an organization that you would like to share a table with, do let me know!

– Have someone at your booth for the duration of the event; there is lots of time now to organize a shift or two.

– NLEN is hoping to have someone move around to offer relief to booths with only one volunteer available.

– Last year there were about 100 people through our doors … with that in mind let’s get the word out so we can double that this year!

Register quickly online here: https://goo.gl/forms/EKrnzlktMIwu3JSU2

Email fluvarium@yahoo.ca  or Call Denise at The Fluvarium if you have any questions (754-3474). We look forward to working with you to make this an amazing event!

 

Corner Brook Christmas Bird Count

Posted on behalf of Humber Natural History Society (HNHS)

December 16th

Corner Brook to Little Rapids

People will count birds by walking/driving/skiing within a preset circle which includes Corner Brook and extends from Massey Drive around Curling to Mount Moriah, and out the Humber Valley to Little Rapids. A social follows to tally the results.
You must preregister so that there is no overlap in areas covered.
If interested in participating, please contact Lois Bateman lbateman@grenfell.mun.ca

Ten Thousand Villages Fair Trade Sale

Posted on behalf of Mercy Centre for Ecology and Justice

Thursday, Nov. 23 from 12:00 noon to 8:30 pm;
Friday, Nov. 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The Lantern, 35 Barnes Road

Come purchase your Christmas Gifts and help impoverished peoples at the same time! A Ten Thousand Villages Sale sponsored by the Mercy Centre for Ecology & Justice and Development and Peace will be held at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Road on Thursday, Nov. 23 from 12:00 noon to 8:30 pm; on Friday, Nov. 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and on Saturday, Nov. 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Admission is free. This Sale features beautifully handcrafted home gift items helps poor people in more than 30 developing countries in Africa, Asia and South America to earn a just wage and thus supply the basic necessities of food, clothing, shelter and education for their families.

Job Opportunity: Environmental Interpreter

Environmental Education Commission is looking for an enthusiastic and energetic environmental interpreter to help teach their school programs at the Brother Brennan Environmental Education Centre.

The job will usually be two days per week (including overnight midweek) from mid September until late November 2017 and will include teaching and supervision of school children (and much more) in a wilderness setting. The ideal person will have previously taught groups of children, have extensive outdoor experience, be a role model of environmentally responsibility, be a storyteller, a good team worker and have the ability to be adaptable as the need arises. Knowledge of Newfoundland ecology, flora and fauna is an asset. New and substitute teachers are encouraged to apply, as are those with experience as environmental interpreters. Current first-aid certificate and a police record check with vulnerable sector check are essential.

Pay will be about $15 an hour with, usually, 24 hours paid work per week. Meals will be provided. Own transport to the Centre is required, but carpooling may be possible.
Send applications to helenspencer@nlesd.ca by Thursday September 7, 2017, please include contact information for 3 references.

JOB POSTING – Manuels River Marketing Manager

(The following was scripted by and for Manuels River)

We are HIRING! Looking for a full-time, permanent Marketing Manager here at Manuels River – are you or someone you know interested? Check out our job posting:

JOB POSTING – Marketing Manager

Job Type: Full-time, permanent
Start Date: Mid-August, 2017
Application Deadline: Monday, August 7 at 12 noon
Contact Name: Jillian Whittle, Executive Assistant
Contact Phone: (709) 834-2099 ext. 201
Contact email: jillian.whittle@manuelsriver.com

Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre is a not-for-profit science and nature centre which features a world class trilobite fossil site and collection, and features the geological, biological and human history of Manuels River. The Centre is operated by the Manuels River Natural Heritage Society, a registered Canadian charity committed to the preservation and interpretation of the natural, cultural and geological history of the river through the development of education, recreation, and conservation opportunities. If you are a dynamic individual who enjoys interacting with the public and learning through fun, then Manuels River has opportunities that are right for you.

Hours of Work: 35 hours per week
Salary: $16.50 per hour
Application Requirements: Cover Letter, Resume, three references, and RNC Certificate of Conduct (COC) no more than 30 days old. If time constraints necessitate, the COC can be submitted following interviews.
Who can apply: Applicants legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with provincial legislation

Job Description
The Marketing Manager reports to the Executive Director and receives guidance in terms of organizational direction and marketing and communication strategy from the Marketing and Communications Committee of the Board of Directors. The Manager is the lead for all marketing and communications, overseeing the membership program, and assisting with fundraising strategies and programs.
Primary duties and responsibilities include:
• Implementation and monitoring of a recently developed Marketing Plan for the organization
• Overall marketing, advertising, promotion and public relations for the Centre aligning with the organization’s Marketing Plan and Strategic Plan
• Working with staff to create, develop or enhance existing programs based on market research
• Creating or overseeing the creation of press releases, advertisements, promotional materials, and newsletters
• Creating or coordinating the creation of electronic and/or printed graphic materials
• Updating or coordinating the updating of the website and other digital properties including social media
• Managing and driving brand management to ensure all materials, services, and signage conform to the established brand identity
• Conducting market research and competitive analysis and research
• Tracking marketing initiatives, key performance indicators and producing regular reports for the Executive Director and the Marketing and Communications Committee
• Leading the development of the membership program, including supervision of the program’s database, monthly newsletter and other outreach
• Assisting the Executive Director and Board of Directors in developing and coordinating a major donor program
Qualifications
• Must be a recent graduate (within the past 24 months) of a recognized post-secondary Business program
• Must be currently unemployed
• Effective oral and written communication skills
• Experience in web design, digital strategy, digital asset maintenance, and social media is a definite asset
• Computer skills, including office productivity software; graphic design and desktop publishing experience a definite asset
• Must be well organized, able to handle multiple projects and priorities, and have a natural orientation to detail
• Ability to work independently or as part of a team

To Apply:
Mail or email resume with cover letter, 3 references and RNC COC to:
Marketing Manager Position – Manuels River
7 Conception Bay Highway, CBS, NL, A1W 3A2
info@manuelsriver.com

Applications must be received by Monday, August 7, 2017 at 12 noon.
We thank all who apply, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Join the Blue Dot Movement as an organization!

The Blue Dot Movement is a movement for Environmental Rights in Canada initiated by the David Suzuki Foundation and Ecojustice in 2014. This nation-wide grassroots movement has led to over 140 municipalities making declarations for their citizens Right to a Healthy Environment, including Mount Pearl and St. John’s. Right now, a team of 40 volunteer ambassadors across the country are working with their local MPs to persuade them to support a Federal Environmental Bill of Rights, and the ultimate goal is to change the Charter to include this fundamental Human Right to clean air and water, safe food, and a stable climate.

Canada’s patchwork of environmental laws is simply not working to protect the people and places we love. Meanwhile, international examples demonstrate that countries with laws recognizing the right to a healthy environment perform better environmentally and economically than those that do not have them.

So what can you do?

1. Visit bluedot.ca to sign the pledge and learn more, and like Newfoundland Blue Dot Movement on Facebook.

2. Have your organization sign a declaration of support for environmental rights. This is a simple but fantastic way to help us keep growing a large base of support. Please email Alex Hayward at amhayward@mun.ca if interested!